Hatters boss Nathan Jones has warned his side not to expect an easy ride when they come up against his former club Brighton & Hove Albion's U21 side in the Checkatrade Trophy this evening.
The Seagulls youngsters won promotion to the Premier League 2 Division last term, and have started with three draws against Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs, before hammering Man City 5-0 last Friday.
Speaking about the clash, Jones said: "It’s a wonderful occasion, we like playing these different games, different teams, and it will be a real good test, because they’ve started superbly well in the league having played Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.
"It’s been a tough start for them but they’re unbeaten, so they’ll be a very well organised, very talented young side and we’ve got to be at our best.
"It’s a real big test for ours, as it’s a test of character for ours as well. It’s a similar test to what we get here, so it’s a competition we would like to do well in and that starts now."
Albion's coaching staff and players are well known to Jones, who spent over four years at Brighton as a player, and was then on the coaching staff, named caretaker manager for two games ahead of Chris Hughton's appointment.
He added: "I'm very close to Simon Rusk (U23 coach), I knew him from the time I went there.
"He’s a friend of mine and I included him in my first team staff when I took over for a few games, so I know the levels of coaching that he has.
"Liam Rosenior’s recently gone in there, I’ve known Liam for a long time, he was a player when I was assistant and coaching there too.
"They have a lot of young players that were there within the 21 set up when I was there that I know, they’ve added real quality, but I know most of them there."